A Southern Pines man was charged with sex offense related charges after being arrested Tuesday.
Arthur Benard McKeithen, age 56, from a Richards Street address was arrested by the Southern Pines Police Department Tuesday June 20, 2017. He was charged with Second Degree Forcible Rape, two counts of Second Degree Forcible Sex Offense, Driving While License Revoked, and Operating a Vehicle With No Insurance.
The Second Degree Forcible Rape and two counts of Second Degree Forcible Sex Offense were for an incident that is reported to have occurred on June 18, 2017 at Pinebrook Apartments in Southen Pines.
McKeithen was transported to the Moore County Detention Center in Carthage where he was held under a $500,000.00 secured bond. His first scheduled appearance in court is on July 27, 2017.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law